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Submitted by JustMe (United States), Feb 20, 2006 at 16:49

"Bush al-Jazeera 'plot' dismissed

The White House has dismissed claims George Bush was talked out of bombing Arab television station al-Jazeera by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. The allegations were made by an unnamed source in the Daily Mirror newspaper.

A White House official said: "We are not going to dignify something so outlandish with a response."

Ex-UK minister Peter Kilfoyle, who opposed the Iraq war, had called for a transcript of the alleged conversation to be published."

"According to the Mirror's source, the transcript records a conversation during Mr Blair's visit to the White House on 16 April 2004, in the wake of an attempt to root out insurgents in the Iraqi city of Falluja, in which 30 US Marines died.

"" If true, then this underlines the desperation of the Bush administration as events in Iraq began to spiral out of control "

Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman""

The memo, which the Mirror says is stamped "Top Secret", allegedly details how Mr Blair argued against what the paper calls a "plot" to attack the station's buildings in the business district of Doha, the capital city of Qatar.
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This was supposed to have happened at a meeting between PM Blair and George Bush. I think someone should have to back up their allegations. Was there a transcript? Was a memo ever produced? Or are we just going with the "honesty" of this unnamed source? Even Al-jazeera asked for verification. Was this ever done? Just send me a link. Thank you.
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